Alien megastructure theory ‘crumbling’ as SETI finds no evidence for alien civilisation around unusual star

Alien megastructure theory ‘crumbling’ as SETI finds no evidence for alien civilisation around unusual star Astronomers searching for laser signals have found no evidence that an extraterrestrial civilisation built a massive structure around the star KIC 8462852, according to Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence (SETI) International. The star KIC 8462852 baffled scientists by displaying large…

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NASA Telescopes Detect Jupiter-Like Storm on Small Star

NASA Telescopes Detect Jupiter-Like Storm on Small Star Astronomers have discovered what appears to be a tiny star with a giant, cloudy storm, using data from NASA’s Spitzer and Kepler space telescopes. The dark storm is akin to Jupiter’s Great Red Spot: a persistent, raging storm larger than Earth. “The star is the size of…

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Darkness is disappearing and that’s bad news for astronomy

Darkness is disappearing and that’s bad news for astronomy Astronomers have much to celebrate in the International Year of Light and Light-Based Technologies (IYL). Until the 1930s, every scrap of information about the universe came to us in the form of light. Admittedly, once radio telescopes began to make the first inroads into the invisible…

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Skywatcher’s first 18-inch f4 truss style dobsonian

Source: Sky-watcher.com Review written by our very own sales representative Will Godward Today I have the pleasure of reviewing new to our shores, Skywatcher’s first 18-inch f4 truss style dobsonian. There have been many roomers, and talk about if and when Skywatcher would release a telescope of this size. For those who know the Skywatcher…

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IYA 2009 – Celebrate 400 Years of Telescope

IYA 2009 – Celebrate 400 Years of Telescope

In 1609, Galileo Galilei first looked through his telescope, and changed science forever. His discoveries provided solid evidence that disproved the prevailing belief that the Earth was the center of the Universe. Organized by the International Astronomical Union, the International Year of Astronomy 2009 honours the first use of an astronomical telescope, and celebrate astronomy…

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